I've added a new dropdown in the editTools section of the editor which adds a convenient way of adding templates.
It's mostly finished, but currently in the testing phase.
If you'd like to help test it, go to Special:MyPage/wikia.js and add: importScript('User:452/customEdittools.js');
edit: Testing concluded 2013-10-20, and the script was activated wiki-wide.
Also new recently is the "Help the Wiki" sidebar message.
Let me know what you think, or how we can improve it.